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NSA Attacks on VPN, SSL, TLS, SSH, Tor



Related Spiegel article (hat tip to cryptoparty.is mailing list):  
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/inside-the-nsa-s-war-on-internet-security-a-1010361.html

The money quote:

"Things become "catastrophic" for the NSA at level five - when, for  
example, a subject uses a combination of Tor, another anonymization  
service, the instant messaging system CSpace and a system for Internet  
telephony (voice over IP) called ZRTP. This type of combination results in  
a "near-total loss/lack of insight to target communications, presence,"  
the NSA document states.

Would like to own an IP hard phone with built-in ZRTP support. So far Snom  
370s with TLS enabled firmware have been the next best thing.

Never even heard of IM system 'CSpace' before, no mention of in the cpunk  
archives either.

Might be standing up a MixMinion node after watching Tom Ritters talk at  
Defcon 21 'De-Anonymizing Alt.Anonymous.Messages'  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tj6c2Ikq_E